Colorado plays Miami, looks to build on Gray’s strong showing
Denver; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
Colorado heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Jon Gray. Gray pitched eight innings, giving up zero runs and striking out seven.
The Rockies are 31-29 on their home turf. Colorado has slugged .456, good for third in the National League. Charlie Blackmon leads the club with a .589 slugging percentage, including 63 extra-base hits and 24 home runs.
The Marlins have gone 20-37 away from home. The Miami offense has compiled a .240 batting average as a team this season, last in the National League. Garrett Cooper leads the team with a mark of .284. The Rockies won the last meeting 3-0. Jon Gray earned his 11th victory and Ryan McMahon went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Colorado. Sandy Alcantara took his 11th loss for Miami.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockies: 3-7, .272 batting average, 7.31 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Marlins: 3-7, .273 batting average, 6.85 ERA, outscored by 26 runs
Marlins Injuries: Jose Urena: (back), Drew Steckenrider: (elbow), Pablo Lopez: (shoulder), Tayron Guerrero: (finger), Julian Fernandez: (elbow), JT Riddle: (forearm), Cesar Puello: (hip), Neil Walker: (finger), Miguel Rojas: (hamstring), Chad Wallach: (concussion).